From January 14-16, 2019, the Arctic Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP) Science Workshop will take place at the Finnish Meteorological Institute in Helsinki, Finland. It will be jointly organized by the Polar Prediction Project and its International Coordination Office (ICO), the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), and the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI).
The workshop will bring together YOPP scientists to present and discuss the first results from the Arctic Special Observing Periods in winter and summer 2018, providing a vivid forum for exchange, networking, and interaction. Studies of coupled atmospheric, ocean, sea ice, and land processes will be addressed to share feedback on the latest Arctic observations, modelling and prediction efforts including their benefits to society on time scales from hours to seasonal.
See meeting website including the call for abstracts here.
More information on the workshop including session topics will be announced soon. Please direct any questions to the YOPP International Coordination Office firstname.lastname@example.org.
PPP EVENTS 2018
19 July: The third YOPP in the Southern Hemisphere meeting was held in conjunction with this year's 13th Antarctic Meteorology and Climate Workshop at the University of Madison-Wisconsin in Madison, WI, USA. YOPP-SH#03 took place on July 19th, 2018. The agenda for the YOPP-SH meeting can be downloaded from here. For more information, please also see in the News section
19 June: A YOPP Side event has been held during the POLAR2018 meeting conference in Davos, Switzerland, on June 19th, from 12.30 to 2 pm in the Room A Dischma. Amongst others, the YOPP Data Portal, the societal aspects within YOPP, and the YOPP in the Southern Hemisphere were showcased during the meeting. The agenda for the meeting can be downloaded from here.
16 – 22 April 2018: PPP-SERA had their next meeting at University of Wageningen, The Netherlands.
13 – 15 March 2018: The ninth Polar Prediction Project Steering Group meeting was held from Tuesday, March 13, to Thursday, March 15, 2018 at the Icelandic Meteorological Office in Reykjavik, Iceland (agenda for download).
12 March: A YOPP Open Session has been held prior to the ninth Polar Prediction Project Steering Group meeting on Monday afternoon, 2 to 4 pm at the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) in Reykjavik, Iceland., to inform members of IMO about the current status and planning actvities during the Year of Polar Prediction. The agenda can be found here.
PPP EVENTS 2017
Second YOPP-SH meeting at NCAR, Boulder, Colorado, United States
The second meeting of the YOPP in the Southern Hemisphere (YOPP-SH) planning committee was held on June 28–29, 2017 at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, United States, in conjunction with the 12th Workshop on Antarctic Meteorology and Climate and the Southern Ocean Regional Panel (SORP) meeting. Modeling efforts such as the Antarctic Mesoscale Prediction System AMPS, observations both at Antarctic stations and during various field campaigns, as well as involvement of Southern Ocean community were discussed. A joint session together with the Southern Ocean Regional Panel (SORP) took place on Thursday, June 29th. The report on the meeting can be downloaded here.
PPP-SERA meeting at University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
The third meeting of the PPP sub-committee Societal and Economic Research and Applications (PPP-SERA) was held from April 5–9, 2017 at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in Fairbanks, Alaska. Focus of the meeting was to finalize a scoping document entitled “Navigating Weather, Water, Ice and Climate Information for Safe Polar Mobilities” which sets the base for the implementation of an action and research response plan envisaged for the social science contribution to the Year of Polar Prediction. More information on PPP-SERA
Year of Polar Prediction side meeting at Arctic Science Summit Week 2017
A Year of Polar Prediction side meeting took place on Friday, March 31st 2017 during the Arctic Science Summit Week held in Prague, Czech Republic. PPP Steering Group member Jun Inoue and ICO project officer Kirstin Werner gave an update on the current state of planning of various activities during the Year of Polar Prediction which will be launched officially in May this year. See more information here
In the ASSW2017 session entitled "Project management in the Arctic science – the unknown driver of changes" Kirstin Werner and Luisa Cristini who is project manager for the EU Horizon 2020 project APPLICATE both reported on project management within polar prediction research.
Polar Prediction Workshop in Bremerhaven, Germany
From 27th to 30th March 2017, the 4th Polar Prediction Workshop was held at the German Maritime Museum (Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum, www.dsm.museum) in Bremerhaven, Germany. The Polar Climate Predictability Initiative (WCRP-PCPI), the Polar Prediction Project (WWRP-PPP), the Sea Ice Prediction Network (SIPN), and the Sea Ice Model Intercomparison Project (SIMIP) were pleased to welcome about 80 international sea-ice experts who discussed on environmental predictions in the polar regions on subseasonal to interannual timescales, thereby helping to build a "seamless“ polar prediction community. See here for more information
YOPP Open Session and PPP Steering Group Meeting #8
27 February–01 March 2017: A YOPP Open Session will be held on Monday morning, February 27th 2017, at the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) in College Park, Maryland, USA. The Open Session will be followed by the PPP Steering Group meeting.
The YOPP Open Session, which will be held in the morning of February 27th 2017 (YOPP Open Session agenda) provides an overview about the current level of YOPP planning and encourages discussion with the US community interested in YOPP. The agenda for the 8th meeting of the WMO WWRP PPP Steering Group, held from February 27th to March 1st is available here. Presentations of the meeting are now available for download. For any question please contact email@example.com
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YOPP will have a side event on June 19th at the POLAR2018 meeting in Davos, Switzerland.